Community Engagement in 140 Characters or Less

twitterrace.pngThe Calhoun Area Residents Action Group (CARAG) and Waite Park Community Council will challenge each other next month in a race to 300 Twitter followers.

Twitter has become an increasingly important supplement to the organizations' neighborhood outreach efforts. More than 200 people have subscribed to each neighborhood's Twitter stream, making them two of the most followed accounts among all Minneapolis neighborhood organizations on Twitter. Next month, both groups will try to break the 300 follower mark before the other one. 

The goal is to build awareness for Minneapolis neighborhood organizations, as well as show how social media can help create stronger neighborhoods.

The contest will kick-off on October 1 and continue until one organization reaches 300 followers. The winner will receive a small prize from the other organization, to be presented at a future neighborhood meeting.

CARAG (@CARAGmpls) represents the heart of Uptown in southwest Minneapolis. The neighborhood is bounded by Lake Street and 36th Street to the north and south and Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue to the west and east.

Show your Northeast pride and help our neighborhood reach 300 in the coming weeks. Follow us on Twitter at @waiteparkcc


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This page contains a single entry by Jeffrey Martin published on September 21, 2011 7:22 AM.

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